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In case you weren't obsessively refreshing mentalfloss.com all week, here's what you missed.

1. 19 Things You Might Not Know Were Invented in Canada, by Amanda Green

2. What Does Your Flight Number Mean?, by Will McGough

3. 11 Obscure Regional Phrases That Describe Excessive Heat, by Jason English

4. 6 Unconventional Uses for Tennis Balls, by Jessica Bloustein Marshall

5. Where Does the Word "Hoser" Come From?, by Sean Hutchinson

6. 5 Courtship Rituals from Colonial America, by Therese Oneill

7. 10 Things You Didn't Know About the Statue of Liberty, by Stacy Conradt

8. The Last Words and Final Moments of 38 Presidents, by Stacy Conradt

9. What Causes Morning Breath?, by Roma Panganiban

10. How 5 Other Countries Approach Childbirth, by Amanda Green

11. 8 Non-Boring Moments in Canadian History, by Chris Lombardo and Noel Boivin

12. The True Stories of 4 Victorian Fasting Girls, by Stacy Conradt

13. Why Our Calendars Skipped 11 Days in 1752, by Chris Stokel-Walker

14. The Summer Jobs of 14 Future U.S. Presidents, by Lucas Reilly

15. How 5 Lottery Winners Paid It Forward, by Amanda Green

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In case you weren't obsessively refreshing mentalfloss.com all week, here's what you missed.

1. 10 Ways Sochi Is Not Ready, by Hannah Keyser

2. 12 Post-Potter Revelations J.K. Rowling Has Shared, by Roma Panganiban

3. 5 Real-Life Events Predicted by Simpsons Jokes, by Christian Bond

4. How Brooklyn's Neighborhoods Got Their Names, by Nick Greene

5. Our Interview With Polarizing Jeopardy! Champion Arthur Chu, by Chris Higgins

6. How to Give Birth 100 Years Ago, by Therese Oneill

7. What Will Happen to Denver's Pre-Printed Super Bowl Champions Shirts?, by Matt Soniak

8. 13 Things You Might Not Know About Sleeping Beauty, by Stacy Conradt

9. 25 Things You Probably Don’t Know About Tampa, by Lucas Reilly

10. 11 Fun Facts For Blazing Saddles’ 40th Anniversary, by Mark Mancini

11. 2014 Olympic Uniforms from Around the World, by Miss Cellania

12. 10 Clearly Unscripted Moments from Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, by Meredith Danko

13. 19 Awesome Little Details in Special Edition LEGO Sets, by Kate Erbland

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1. 12 Obvious Things Confirmed by Science, by Lucas Reilly

2. 10 Latin Phrases People Pretend to Understand, by Kevin Fleming

3. Here's How Crazy-Long German Words Are Made, by Arika Okrent

4. 16 People Who Tweeted Themselves Out of a Job, by Stacy Conradt

5. 11 Film Facts for the Passionate Movie Buff, by Lucas Reilly

6. 6 Grammar Points to Watch for in Christmas Songs, by Arika Okrent

7. Watch the Restored Original Version of Jim Henson's The Dark Crystal, by Chris Higgins

8. These Are the Five Types of Boredom, According to Researchers, by Meghan Holohan

9. 15 Fun Phrases Popularized During Prohibition, by Jennifer M. Wood

10. What is Proper Handshake Etiquette Around the World?, by Lucas Reilly

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